Lecture Session on High Altitude Sickness

TIMS card holders and trekkers are requested to attend Lecture Session on High Altitude Sickness on every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday effective from March 3, 2014 conducted by CIWEC Hospital and Himalayan Rescue Association from 2 pm to 3 pm at Lecture Hall, Nepal Tourism Board, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu.

Royalty for mountaineering in Nepal

As per the notice published in Nepal gazette on 12 February 2014, the Royalty for mountaineering in Nepal has been amended for foreign and Nepalese climbers as follows. Royalty for Foreign Climber per Person in US Dollar S.N. Mountain Spring Season Autumn Season Winter/Summer 1. Everest Normal Route 11000 5500 2750 2. Everest Other Route 10000 5000 2500 3. Others Mountain more than 8000 m. 1800 900 450 4. 7501m.-7999m. 600 300 150 5. 7000m. – 7500m. 500 250 125 6. 6501m – 6999m. 400 200 100 7. Mt. Amadablam (6812M) 400 400 200 8. Less than 6500m. 250 125 70 The provision of Royalty for foreign climbers will come into effect from 1 January 2015 (B.S.2071/09/17) Royalty for Nepalese Climber per Person in Nepalese Rupees S.N. Mountain Spring Season Autumn Season Winter/ Summer 1. Everest Normal Route 75000 37500 18250 2. Everest Other Route 60000 30000 15000 3. Others Mountain more than 8000 m. 10000 5000 2500 4. 7501m.-7999m. 8000 4000 2000 5. 7000m. – 7500m. 6000 3000 1500 6. 6501m – 6999m. 5000 2500 1250 7. Mt. Amadablam (6812M) 8000 8000 4000 8. Less than 6500 m. 4000 2000 1000 Royalty for Nepalese climbers will come into effect […]

Tourism Service Fee revised after 9 years

As per the directive of the Executive Committee of Nepal Tourism Board under  the sub-rule (2) and (3) of Rule 3 of Nepal Tourism Board Regulations, 2055 and approved by the Ministry of Finance, the Government of Nepal, the Tourism Service Fee(TSF) has been revised from Rs. 500 to Rs. 1000/- (excluding VAT) effective from March 1, 2014. The TSF will be levied on the outgoing foreign travelers departing from all airports in Nepal. However, it will be implemented only from Tribhuvan International Airport at present. Commenting on the new change, Mr. Subash Nirola, Acting Chief Executive of Nepal Tourism Board says that it would enable the Nepal Tourism Board to concentrate more on international  promotion  and domestic tourism development. “ With a bigger budget, Nepal Tourism Board will now prepare and implement  5 years plan to penetrate the market that has been unexplored before,” says Mr. Nirola. “ I now urge  all members of Nepalese travel trade industry to join in hands with us in promoting, expanding and developing  Nepalese tourism industry also in regional level by putting effort in increasing length of stay, tourist arrivals and average income per visitor per day,” he adds.   Over the last […]

Press Release of Department of Immigration on online visa

Nepal Tourism Board Press Release of Department of Immigration on online visa January 27, 2014 Good News for  Valued Customers In an attempt to offer better quality and smart services to our esteemed guest, the Department of Immigration has launched Online Application system for its valued customers. Since the system consumes less paper, it is also a part of our commitment to the environment friendly service.   Foreigners, who want to apply visa to visit or stay in Nepal can apply for Visa through this application system. The Online system could be log in to www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np or www.nepalimmigration.gov.np from any place and at any time. The Online Application System can preserve your application for 15 days in its system, so you can apply at your convenience and produce it before Immigration Authority at the time of entry and visa extension. Department of Immigration is committed to provide quality and smart services to its online applicants.   Initially, the online service is available at the Department of Immigration, Kathmandu and one of the ports of entry of Immigration Office at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. You can apply online for all types of Visa except Diplomatic and Official at the Department. For Diplomatic and Official Visa, […]

Nepal is travellers’ first choice in Asia for upcoming destinations

Nepal has been voted as travellers’ first choice in Asia for upcoming destinations and third choice globally.   TRAVEL website TripAdvisor on December 3, 2013 disclosed the winners of its 2013 Travellers’ Choice Awards for Destinations on the Rise. Trip Advisor, an international travel site, revealed the top ten winners of its Travelers Choice 2013. The list is based on reviews and votes of travelers. The destinations on rise category rates the places that have seen the biggest increase in positive reviews from travelers on the site over the past year. Kathmandu is mystical and magical place, a trove of ancient structures that are enveloped in folklore, Trip Advisor describes the city. The site claims to have over 260 million unique visitors monthly and operates in 34 countries, including China.   Kathmandu is the only destination to make it to the list from south Asia. Other destinations from Asia include Isreal, Japan and Vietnam. Kathmandu has also been named the best backpack destination by Australian travelers in the site.   Highlighting 54 spots globally based on the consolidated reviews and opinions of TripAdvisor travellers, topping the list for Asia is Kathmandu in Nepal, and for the world, Havana in Cuba. […]

Shuttle Bus Service

Nepal Tourism Board and Himalayan Rescue Association under the banner of Tourism Crisis Cell with the coordination of Tourist Police has arranged shuttle bus service for the national and international air passengers from airport to various hotels and vice versa on the polling day of eelection of Constituient Assembly on November 19, 2013. Passengers can contact directly to the concerned Tourist Police or to vehicle provider. Bus will start running from early in the morning. If you need micro bus for your group, you can contact the service provider. The shuttle bus will operate in five different routes as follows. Route 1 Airport -NAC -Newroad -Hotel Annapurna -Hotel Yak & Yeti-Thamel Chowk -Lainchour Chowk- Hotel Shanker Hotel- Ambassador -Airport Route 2 Airport –Gausala-Shifal- Bhagawatibahal-Durbar Marg- Hotel Radisson -Hotel Shangrila -Narayan Gopal Chowk -Maharajganj Chowk -Hyatt Regency -Chabahil Chowk -Hotel Dwarika- Airport Route 3 Airport- Tinkune Chowk -Hotel Everest- Maitighar Chowk- Hotel Himalaya – St. Xavier’s School-Hotel Soaltee- Hotel Grand – Airport Vehicle Service Provider: Nepal Tourist Vehicle Association 1. Mr. Raj Bdr. Ojha Mobile No. 9849561572 Ph.No. 977-01-4418081 2. Mr. Kailash Karki Mobile No. 9851036049 Ph.No. 977-01-4418081 Tourism Crisis Cell: Tele: 01-4442555 Mobile no: 9751044088 Tourist Police: 4247041

Nepal Shines at World Travel Market – 2013 with a Strong Presence

Everest Summitters felicitated in London The four-day long global travel and tourism exchange platform -World Tourism Market(WTM) concluded in London on November 7, 2013 with a huge business deal and renewal of networking. Nepal Tourism Board together with 17 Nepalese tourism companies participated in the WTM which witnessed the participation of 189 countries with more than 5000 exhibitors and 50000 participants facilitating 2 billion GBP industry deals this year. WTM 2013 also remained an ideal platform for hot tourism discussions to sharing views and experiences on current global travel trend, travel technology and best practices to what was in and out of tourism trends. The Nepal Stand at WTM 2013 with an area of 131 sq. meters and thematic intricate wood carving of Nepali Pagoda style temple adorned with Buddhist prayer flags attracted and welcomed the global tourism professionals to the stall. Travel trade companies from Nepal also renewed their business contacts and made business deal, and spread their networkings. The Nepalese delegation at WTM 2013 was led by the Secretary of Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation, Mr. Sushil Ghimire. Earlier, Nepal Tourism Board in co-ordination with the Embassy of Nepal in London organized Nepal Evening function at […]

Nepal participated ITB Asia in Singapore

The sixth edition of ITB Asia, organized by Messe Berlin (Singapore) Pte Ltd, was held from 23- 25 October 2013 at Suntec Exhibition and Convention Center, Singapore. It is a three-day B2B trade show where all the appointments are booked in advance. Over 750 buyers, 825 exhibiting companies from 73 countries were present in the fair. Six private companies participated in the Trade Show under the Banner of Nepal Tourism Board. The names of the participating companies from Nepal are: Icefall Adventures Pvt. Ltd., Yeti Airlines Pvt. Ltd., Malla Travel & Trek Services Pvt. Ltd., Gangotri Tours and Travels (P) Ltd., Shangri-La Hotel & Resorts and Yeti Travels. Mr. Kundan Sharma – Officer, represented Nepal Tourism Board in the Show. It was found that Nepal is taken as a very exotic destination and Travel Agencies from around the world wanted to know more about us. The products offered by Nepal  were unique and one of its kinds which is the key to attract more tourists to Nepal. Nepal Stall was visited by Mr. Madhusudan Muljibhai Patel, Honourary Consulate of Nepal in Singapore. He opined that Nepalese potentiality in Tourism is immense and Nepal could learn a lot from Singapore. Mr. […]

Nepal participates JATA-2013

Nepal Tourism Board along with four participants from the Nepalese travel trade successfully participated in the JATA Tabihaku Fair 2013. The fair is being held in the capital city, Tokyo from 12-15 September 2013. The JATA fair is a very important fair and is one of the biggest travel shows in Asia, which is dedicated to operators, provides new contents in travel, services and trainings, enhancing what is on offer for travelers with new trends and emerging destinations. JATA 2013 especially confirmed its role as a privileged marketplace for the tourism sector for the entire participants. About 150 countries from all around the world participated in the fair. The Fair showcased various products in tourism and gave a special platform to tour operators, travel agencies, MICE, hotel chains etc. The theme emphasized was mostly for leisure travel, gaming and sports tourism. The fair in the three days witnessed participation of nearly 120,0000 visitors and hosted workshops for more than 600 buyers. Nepal’s participation in JATA 2013, this year, focused on garnering support and cooperation from all travel trade fraternities, press and general public for the mission of enhancing sustainability and eco-friendly tourism image of the country. Nepal stall got a […]